First 27-inch iMac Teardown Hits the Web: Beautiful Inside AND Out!

Posted in Apple News, Mac on 14/12/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


As the first 27-inch iMac orders begin arriving on customer doorsteps, MacRumors forum member R.OC has already torn one apart to show the world what it looks like on the inside! The 2012 iMac certainly looks a great deal cleaner inside than the 2011 iMac. It’s astonishing how much they’ve cleaned up the internal design!

As expected, the 27-inch iMac includes a slot for a blade SSD (used with Fusion Drive, or in the 768GB SSD offering from Apple), and a full-size 3.5-inch hard drive. It’s also especially notable that the graphics card is now integrated directly onto the logic board, in comparison to previous models which featured a removable daughter-card with its own connector. While that’s great for saving space inside the iMacs, it could make out-of-warrantee repairs far, far more expensive…

Check out the post over at the MacRumors forums for more pictures covering all of the details! That should give you your fix of hardware pr0n – at least until iFixit publishes their own teardown!


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.